Police officers as Lyon fans invade the pitch and fans clash in the stands
Pictures and videos have emerged on Twitter of fans clashing in the stands before pouring onto the pitch.
The Europa League quarter-final first leg was due to kick off at 8.05pm but has now been pushed back.
“Projectiles and Fireworks launched from the top of the stands require supporters to seek refuge on the lawn,” Lyon tweeted.
Lyon's Europa League match with Besiktas has been delayed after crowd trouble
Fans clash in the stands ahead of Lyon v Besiktas
The game between Lyon and Besiktas has been delayed due to crowd trouble
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The disturbances come just two days after bus explosions caused Borussia Dortmund's Champions League game with Monaco to be put back by 24 hours.
Security had been stepped up in Brussels where Manchester United face Anderlecht tonight.
But problems in the stands in Lyon have prevented the Besiktas match to kick off.
Besiktas fans are believed to have started the trouble in Lyon
Police in Lyon try and calm the crowd
BT Sport commentator Jonathan Pearce is at the stadium and said: "We still have no word of a kick-off time but Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas has gone into the crowd to try and calm the situation. He looks emotional.
“The electronic board in the stadium stadium says that the kick-off will be 'in a few minutes'."
And now Lyon claim the game will go ahead with players set to begin their warm-ups shortly.
Besiktas have tweeted: "In Lyon, the teams came on the field, players gentleman's images. The football match will begin shortly. Achievements"
There was trouble in the city of Lyon earlier today and it is believed Besiktas fans began the fighting in the stadium and were throwing fireworks towards the Lyon supporters.
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